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Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016-8001
Phone202-885-1000
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School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
American University Campus, Washington, DC
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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of American University are $53,334. For graduate programs, its 2022 graduate school tuition and fees are $38,456.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $28,303 based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees is $39,186.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
Undergraduate$53,334
Graduate$38,456
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Undergraduate$28,303
Graduate$39,186
The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the American directly. See the American bursar/financial aid page for more information.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at American University is 64.09% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 18.83%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,360.
The average graduation rate is 79%. Total 14,001 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $67,700. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Finance program shows the highest salary with $50,700 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 American Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »64.09% Acceptance Rate / 18.83% Yield
Test Scores »1,360 SAT / 31 ACT
Graduation Rate »79%
Retention Rate85%(full-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio9.09% (11 to 1)
Student Population »14,001 (7,953 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$31,174
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$67,700
Average Salary by Field of Study$23,900 - $50,700

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

American University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at American
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeYes
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
American provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students.
On-Campus Student Services at American
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersNo
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of American. American University is religiously affiliated with United Methodist. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 4,682. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $6,104.
American Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity4,682



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